Wednesday, August 20, 2008

3 months?!

I can hardly believe that Amelia was born three months ago today. She's only supposed to be two months by now--but we are so happy that she's not! Making it through these past few months has been the most difficult time we've ever had and we are soooo happy to be moving past the first quarter! We have at least survived the first three months and let me tell you, there were many a moment when we wondered. . .

With the exception of a terrible Monday and some cranky evenings, the last seven days have been great. Amelia is settling in to a life without being riddled with pain. She has since proven to be very sensitive to exhaustion, so we are working on day sleeping, but otherwise, we are looking forward to getting to know her better and getting the opportunity to fall in love with the baby we imagined long before she was born. She is sleeping through the night like a professional! Last night, she went to bed at 7:30 and slept until 4:30!! If we could just make naps as fruitful. . .

These days, she is smiling like crazy (with exception to no-funday-Monday noted above!) and even trying to laugh by adding sounds to her biggest grins. When she smiles, her whole body wiggles and her right leg kicks up and down like "car pistons," according to her Daddy. She is starting to blow raspberries, with bubbles spewing forth as she grins, and learning how to use her voice. She's making sounds for happiness and annoyance and using her cry more specifically. Her big blues, flapped by crazy long lashes are checking out her world very closely. Sometimes she focuses on one thing as if it's the most amazing thing ever and then she moves them over the room stopping on faces long enough to smile. She loves animals already--smiling and babbling at her mobile pals, always locking eyes with the turtle the longest. She loves her bouncy seat and has figured out how to make the toy bar move by kicking her feet to make it shake. A riot when she eats, Amelia loooooves her some food. She moans and smiles and sighs while eating. If you stop feeding her before she's done, she has a piercing shriek used just for the occasion. She's becoming a new girl every day and while it's tiring to keep up with her, it's great fun to hang out and see things through her spirit as well.

Some pics to mark the day! I've been just waiting to put her in this beautiful dress since she was born. It's from our friends Megan and Molly and I love, love, love it!! Now that I've seen her in it, I think we need some fancy schmancy occasion so she can wear it out in public. She loved it too-as evidenced below. Hmmm maybe we should get some prof photos taken soon. . .







And a Happy Birthday to the *Original* Babygirl in our house-Miss Mollie!! I can't believe she's three--my sweet puppy.

1 comment:

Michael & Amie said...

I'm so happy to hear you have an end in sight to the difficult time you had in the beginning! I think about you and Miss Amelia often, she's such a doll!